Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – February 2016


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In February 2016, for a fourth consecutive month, America’s most popular SUV/crossover was the Toyota RAV4, sales of which jumped 16% to 25,523 units.

The perennial favourite, Honda’s CR-V, was only 273 sales behind.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

In fact, only 3962 sales separated the top five contenders. Through the first two months of 2016, the five best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America are separated by only 8074 units.

The top-selling three-row vehicle in America is the Ford Explorer, America’s fourth-ranked utility vehicle in February and the fifth-ranked so far this year. Detroit marques claimed seven of the top 11 positions; 11 of the top 20.

Ford’s two-row Edge, reviewed by GCBC yesterday, posted the greatest year-over-year percentage gain of any SUV/CUV in the top 20. There were no subcompact crossovers to crack the top 20.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks in February and the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars, links to which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.

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Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
25,523 21,943 16.3% 47,077 41,767 12.7%
#2
Honda CR-V
25,250 22,298 13.2% 44,458 45,509 -2.3%
#3
Ford Escape
23,854 20,915 14.1% 43,073 40,969 5.1%
#4
Ford Explorer
22,389 18,613 20.3% 39,003 35,649 9.4%
#5
Nissan Rogue
21,561 21,419 0.7% 41,323 37,068 11.5%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
19,825 21,723 -8.7% 38,399 41,278 -7.0%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
15,380 13,756 11.8% 28,544 26,562 7.5%
#8
Jeep Cherokee
15,017 14,026 7.1% 30,364 29,180 4.1%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
13,234 12,911 2.5% 24,031 24,594 -2.3%
#10
Toyota Highlander
12,466 11,263 10.7% 23,724 22,323 6.3%
#11
Ford Edge
12,455 6526 90.9% 21,988 14,107 55.9%
#12
Subaru Forester
12,239 11,459 6.8% 24,143 22,669 6.5%
#13
Subaru Outback
11,952 11,632 2.8% 23,149 22,983 0.7%
#14
Jeep Patriot
10,637 10,280 3.5% 18,910 17,843 6.0%
#15
Honda Pilot
9572 12,629 -24.2% 18,133 24,944 -27.3%
#16
Chevrolet Traverse
9158 9705 -5.6% 16,172 19,856 -18.6%
#17
Toyota 4Runner
8476 6420 32.0% 15,972 13,365 19.5%
#18
GMC Terrain
8232 10,859 -24.2% 17,067 19,703 -13.4%
#19
Kia Sorento
8101 8518 -4.9% 14,796 16,061 -7.9%
#20
Dodge Journey
7979 7719 3.4% 16,435 14,760 11.3%

Source: Automakers
The Subaru Outback and XV Crosstrek, formerly ranked with cars, are now eligible for best-selling SUV/crossover status on GCBC.

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